An expatriate of New Orleans – and professional chef – who has lived in Los Angeles since her childhood, blogs about the journey from New Orleans to Los Angeles back to New Orleans, and points along the way.

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A New Take on Roasted Asparagus – Serve with Roasted Pepper Salsa

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014, 3:27 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 1 comment

A New Take on a favorite spring vegetable, Oven Roasted Asparagus with Roasted Pepper Salsa

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Adele’s Kale Salad

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014, 1:22 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 4 comments

My cousin’s very versatile kale salad.

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Pasta Jambalaya

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014, 11:39 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 3 comments

Pasta Jambalaya- a quicker, simpler version of the iconic Creole rice dish- is great for a Mardi Gras supper.

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Calás for Mardi Gras

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014, 5:19 pm in Food and Drink, Shameless Self Promotion- Sharing Successes | 5 comments

I’ll be sharing the story of Calás on the air waves on Mardi Gras weekend!

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French Apple Tart

Posted by on Dec 28, 2013, 4:14 pm in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet | 0 comments

This simple yet scrumptious French Apple Tart is not too sweet, and not too tart -it’s just right.

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Maple Cream Profiteroles with Their Holiday Caps

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013, 1:29 pm in Food and Drink, Holiday Entertaining, Recipes-Sweet | 4 comments

Classic profiteroles (aka Cream Puffs) get dressed up for the holidays with Maple Cream and Caramelized Sugar “Caps”

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8 Luscious and Simple Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013, 4:54 pm in Food and Drink, Gift Suggestions, Holiday Entertaining | 2 comments

8 Luscious and Simple Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen and from the Heart

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Roasted Cauliflower Pureé – an Update for a Favorite Holiday Veggie

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013, 1:17 pm in Food and Drink, Holiday Entertaining, Recipes-Savory | 0 comments

Roasted and Spiced Cauliflower – updating a favorite holiday table vegetable.

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Different Strokes- A Salmon Sandwich

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013, 7:51 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Savory | 3 comments

A salmon sandwich? Turns out it’s become a favorite and it’s perfect for an autumn heat wave.

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Bread Pudding with Sautéed Pears for Fall

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013, 11:35 am in Food and Drink, Recipes-Sweet, Shameless Self Promotion- Sharing Successes | 0 comments

Here I am demoing Bread Pudding with Sautéed Pears on Daytime TV!

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